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Sunless - PSOTY

Bands will pay the price for picking a shit name. It may have seemed terribly post-modern and in-jokey at the time, but being lumbered with a name like PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR was never a smart move. Sensibly, this UK-based post-metal crew have trimmed that unwieldy tag down to the simpler PSOTY: still a ...

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Vespertina Synaxis - A Prayer For Union And Emptiness - CULTED

Such is the never-ending appeal of mythology in metal, we can only hope that CULTED haven't ruined their peculiar chemistry during the five years since towering second album "Oblique to all Paths" by actually meeting each other. Despite or perhaps because vocalist and ambient wizard Daniel Jansson resides in Gothenburg, while the remaining members of ...

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Damned In Endless Night - WARCRAB

The metal underground is in such absurdly rude health at the moment that it's often hard to decide which brutal sub-strain to pay closest attention to. 2019 has been an exceptional year for death metal. But digging deeper reveals that there seems to be a significant resurgence in the dark art of slow-motion extremity, and ...

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The Hand Of Violence - BOUND IN FEAR

Extreme metal is a lot like sports, in many ways: the endless contests to decide who wields the nastiest riffs, the sickest beatdowns, the fastest blasts or the most absurdly guttural or otherwise otherworldly vocals. Not that most credible acts are purposefully getting involved in a virtuoso pissing contest, but it's hard to remember the ...

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Life Metal - SUNN O)))

Greg Anderson is a key figure in the realm of forward-thinking heavy music. He is a co-founder of Southern Lord Records, and he's the guitarist for doom fiends GOATSNAKE. Additionally, he has worked on a variety of projects alongside Stephen O'Malley, a revered artist in his own right—both in terms of music and visual arts. ...

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Sulphur English - INTER ARMA

Over the course of their previous three albums, Richmond, Virginia's INTER ARMA have already established themselves as one of the most caustic and entrancing musical forces in the entire metal genre. Their wicked stew consisting of blackened death metal, suffocating sludge, and haunting atmospherics was already impressive by the time of their previous release, 2016's ...

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Three-Fourths Of MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' Lineup To Reunite For 25th-Anniversary Tour

Three-fourths of MACHINE HEAD's "Burn My Eyes" lineup will reunite to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic debut album by performing the record on tour. Joining guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern will be returning members Logan Mader (guitarist) and Chris Kontos (drums). So far, two dates have been leaked, both in Italy: ...

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MASTODON To Release 'Heavy' New Song Soon

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have recorded a "heavy" new song which they plan to release soon. The track was recorded last month at the band's new studio and marks MASTODON's first new material since 2017's "Emperor Of Sand". Speaking to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, MASTODON guitarist Brent Hinds described the tune as "a fun ...

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Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic - THE OCEAN

It's been five years since THE OCEAN's last LP, and three since the group appeared on the "Transcendental" split EP with MONO. Brainiac post-metalheads rejoice, for THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE (best known simply as THE OCEAN) is back, releasing the first of a proposed two-album project, "Phanerozoic", intended to drop conceptually between 2007's "Precambrian" and 2010's ...

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Listen To New AUTHOR & PUNISHER Song 'Night Terror'

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut, "Beastland", on October 5. The album's second single, "Night Terror", can now be streamed below. AUTHOR & PUNISHER creator/sole artist Tristan Shone commented: "I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These devices are ...

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER To Release 'Beastland' Album In October

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut, "Beastland", on October 5. Watch the official performance video for the album's first single, "Nihil Strength", below. AUTHOR & PUNISHER creator/sole artist Tristan Shone commented: "I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These ...

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CONVERGE Releases 'Beautiful Ruin' EP

Boston-based heavy music pioneers CONVERGE have released a new four-song EP titled "Beautiful Ruin". Recorded during "The Dusk In Us" sessions, this EP completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on "Beautiful Ruin" is a staccato burst of emotion from CONVERGE at their most raw; viciously precise yet ...

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Pain of Mind - NEUROSIS

NEUROSIS is one of the most important and forward-thinking bands in heavy music. The value of its music on its own and the impact and influence it has had on other significant artists simply cannot be overstated. The group has recently re-issued its 1987 debut album, "Pain of Mind", via its own label, Neurot Recordings. ...

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The Sciences - SLEEP

Is it a doom metal band or a stoner rock band? It probably is a bit of column A and column B. Regardless, SLEEP is revered as royalty. It's been making the rounds again on the live circuit for a decade much to the pleasure of heshers the world over. But counter to an expected ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Breaks Decade-Long Hiatus By Announcing U.K. Tour Celebrating 20th Anniversary

U.K. agitators PITCHSHIFTER have announced a November 2018 U.K. tour to celebrate 20 years of their much-lauded record "www.pitchshifter.com". Since 1989, the band has played in 27 countries with the likes of OZZY OSBOURNE, DEFTONES, PANTERA, BLACK SABBATH, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL, IGGY POP, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, BAD RELIGION, OBITUARY, CARCASS and NEUROSIS. ...

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The Dusk in Us - CONVERGE

CONVERGE isn't just any band. It has helped expand heavy music's boundaries since the late nineties. The band's characteristic belligerence remains on "The Dusk in Us", but it's as restrained as you'd expect from a hardened inmate who has successfully done time and is prepared for re-integration into society. In other words, it isn't too ...

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NEUROSIS's SCOTT KELLY On PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Think He F**ked Up, Man'

NEUROSIS guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly says that Philip Anselmo "fucked up" when he gave the right-arm salute and yelled a white-supremacist slogan at a California concert almost two years ago. At a January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo performed the PANTERA ...

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ENSLAVED Releases Video For 'The River's Mouth'

"The River's Mouth", the new video from Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "E", which will be released on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again ...

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Watch ENSLAVED's Video For New Song 'Storm Son'

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will release their new album, "E", on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. To provide a first taste of ...

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